Month: September 2021

The BIG READ Community Reading Project and Discussion

Thursday, October 28th, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Portage Lake District Library.

Join the discussion of Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” led by local author T. Marie Bertineau and poet M. Bartley Seigel.

This collection of poems chronicles Harjo’s journey of reconnecting with her ancestors and coming to terms with the removal history of her people from their homelands.

Pick up your free copy of the poetry collection at the Van Pelt and Opie Library or Portage Lake District Library starting October 1st.

Michigan Tech’s Van Pelt and Opie Library and Portage Lake District Library invite community members to participate in The NEA Big Read, a community reading project spanning the Upper Peninsula spearheaded by Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Archives Expanding Appointment Availability for Fall 2021

The Michigan Tech Archives will continue to operate on a by-appointment basis during the fall 2021 semester (Aug. 30 to Dec. 17) with expanded hours to include appointments on Mondays.

Appointments may be scheduled from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Requests for appointments must be confirmed by staff at least one business day prior to the desired time and are subject to availability.

Special accommodations for faculty seeking an on-site instruction session for their academic courses outside of the regular appointment period can be made — please contact the department for more information.

On-site research appointments in the Michigan Tech Archives can be scheduled via email at, by phone at 906-487-2505, or by submitting a request through the online form.

Remote research services will remain robust and uninterrupted during this time, and questions may be directed to the contact information above. Online collections are always available on the web or through the library’s online catalog.

The Michigan Tech Archives is currently adhering to campus health and safety protocols. Please see the MTU Flex site for the latest COVID-19 related information and procedures.